It was written by Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya (c.717-801), a Muslim mystic.... If only all my young Christian friends had such passion!
"O my Lord, the stars are shining and the eyes of men are closed, and kings have shut their doors, and every lover is alone with his beloved, and here I am alone with Thee... O my Lord, if I worship Thee from fear of Hell, burn me in Hell, and if I worship Thee in hope of Paradise, exclude me thence, but if I worship Thee for Thine own sake, then withhold not from me Thine Eternal Beauty."
Like the Apostle Paul who wrote, "You are not your own; you were bought at a price. ...he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again."
In a selfish, selfish world we no longer live for ourselves. And why?